“Midnight Madness is essentially a pep rally,” said Athletic Director Jeremy Gibson afterward. “It’s just a really nice event to launch the basketball season but more than that to build a sense of community around the athletic program.”
Midnight Madness was President Christopher E. Hopey’s idea several years ago to build on the sense of community on campus.
Gibson’s favorite T-shirt of the night bore the legend “warriors support warriors” and that told the whole story, he said.
“It really is a student event, a student run event,” Gibson said.